Art has the power to incite positive change in lives of individuals and communities

Community Arts & Heritage Education Project (CAHEP) is a grassroots, award-winning arts education & community arts organization based in Thunder Bay | Robinson-Superior Treaty. Working together with local artists, and in partnership with schools, community groups and organizations, we bring inclusive, free-of-cost arts programming to children, youth, families and seniors within schools and community settings.

Each year, we create art with thousands of participants and dozens of paid local artists & makers who represent a diverse range of disciplines and practices [including dance, drama, cultural programming, literary arts, music, new media, & visual arts]. From creating giant masks, to facilitating neighbourhood art parades, to running youth-led hip hop projects, we are passionate about fostering opportunities that empower, engage, and inspire our community through the arts.

Listening and responding to artist and participant voices is a vital part of our collaborative, creative process. We take time to get to know them, so that together, we can create arts programming that truly reflects their needs and interests. This ensures our programs are driven by their ideas, celebrating their stories, and honouring their creativity.

We are grateful to the many passionate artists, community partners, participants & volunteers who work with us to make this possible.